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My Son Johnny (1991)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  10 November 1991 (USA)
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Anthony Cortino lives with his mother in a quiet suburb. His father is dead, and his violent criminal brother is a long way off, in the city, and if Anthony has his way, that's where he ... See full summary »

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Mary Anne
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Johnny (as Rick Schroder)
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Anthony
Mariangela Pino ...
Rhoda Cortino
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Louie Cortino
Ken Pogue ...
Judge Burke
Joy Coghill ...
Anna Cortino
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Janet David
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Brian Stansbury
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Frankie Hines (as Jon Cuthbert)
Lawrence King-Phillips ...
Nick Chillens
Tom McBeath ...
Det. Morgan
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Mina E. Mina ...
Dr. Fox
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Lori Spoda
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Anthony Cortino lives with his mother in a quiet suburb. His father is dead, and his violent criminal brother is a long way off, in the city, and if Anthony has his way, that's where he will stay. However, Johnny runs into trouble with the police in the city, and when he asks to come home, his mother agrees, despite Anthony's objections. A reign of terror begins for Anthony then, for as long as Johnny is around, Anthony is never safe, and never has been. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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In an unusual manifestation of competition, "My Son Johnny" was produced by ABC Productions, but instead of originally airing on ABC as one would expect, it was first shown on CBS. (When Disney purchased ABC in 1995, ABC's in-house shows were made under Disney's Touchstone Television division; Disney's Buena Vista Television, which encompassed Walt Disney Television, ABC, and Touchstone, assumed off-network syndication of "My Son Johnny" when Disney took over ABC. In September 2007, Buena Vista became Disney/ABC Domestic Television, which now syndicates "My Son Johnny," and Touchstone Television reverted - in a sense - into ABC Studios. Disney retained the Touchstone imprint for theatrical films.) See more »

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As A survivor
12 August 2004 | by (Phoenix AZ) – See all my reviews

I am a survivor of sibling abuse. It sounds like a joke, but it's not. For ten years I was beaten by my older brother as a way for him to release his anger at my parent's divorce and whatever else was going wrong in his life. I never realized that it was a problem that other people suffered from until I watched this movie. I was pretty much ready to buy into the fact that my black eyes and scars were a result of "sibling rivalry" and it was normal. It's not normal. This was the only movie/TV show I have ever seen that addressed the issue that I held/hold so dear to my heart. I feel it was wonderfully acted and that people can learn from it. It is sad that most didn't. I will forever remember this movie as the only thing I could use to communicate to my mom what was going on. If I could get this movie on VHS, I would. Just to keep it and remember...and maybe help others in the future...


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